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If It's the same price Or cheaper as the current I pad mini, then not bad.
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If It's the same price Or cheaper as the current I pad mini, then not bad.

It's not. It's $70 more. Or $100 depending on how you look at it. For example old one was 329.99 for 16GB new one is 399.99 for 16GB and the old one is dropping in price to 299.99.
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It's not. It's $70 more. Or $100 depending on how you look at it. For example old one was 329.99 for 16GB new one is 399.99 for 16GB and the old one is dropping in price to 299.99.

I get that they really improved it quite a bit, but that large of a price jump really sucks.
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Eww, $400?
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I'll stick to the new nexus 7. For 400$ I could get the new tf701.
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It shows up on the website now, available for purchase

http://store.apple.com/us/buy-ipad/ipad-mini-retina


I think the $400 pricepoint is a bit meh with the full size ipad air being $100 more. I think they atleast should of made the 32gb option to be $400, or switch to it being a $50 difference instead of a $100 difference between storage sizes. I cant believe companies still get away with only offering 16gb of storage for a base model and charge absurd premiums for more storage.
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I actually find the $100 price gap between the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina palatable since the only difference between the two is size. Last year, the iPad Mini was a miniaturized version of the then 18-month old iPad 2 (A5+512MB RAM). This year, the Air and rMini have the same CPU and RAM. They're basically the same machine in different form factors.

If you think the full-size iPad Air is worth $500, why is the retina Mini not worth $400? By my guess, actual manufacturing cost difference between the two models is around $50 (for display and battery).

That said, I'm currently enjoying my Nexus 7 (2013) LTE. smile.gif
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It shows up on the website now, available for purchase

http://store.apple.com/us/buy-ipad/ipad-mini-retina


I think the $400 pricepoint is a bit meh with the full size ipad air being $100 more. I think they atleast should of made the 32gb option to be $400, or switch to it being a $50 difference instead of a $100 difference between storage sizes. I cant believe companies still get away with only offering 16gb of storage for a base model and charge absurd premiums for more storage.

It would be nice if it was only $50 per increase in capacity. Or +$50 for 32GB, +$75 for 64GB and +$100 for 128GB.

 

I suspect they did it that way instead of having a higher base price and more realistic price changes for capacity.

 

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I actually find the $100 price gap between the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina palatable since the only difference between the two is size. Last year, the iPad Mini was a miniaturized version of the then 18-month old iPad 2 (A5+512MB RAM). This year, the Air and rMini have the same CPU and RAM. They're basically the same machine in different form factors.

If you think the full-size iPad Air is worth $500, why is the retina Mini not worth $400? By my guess, actual manufacturing cost difference between the two models is around $50 (for display and battery).

That said, I'm currently enjoying my Nexus 7 (2013) LTE. smile.gif
 

Yeah, it's good they share the same hardware. I was surprised to see that the GPU wasn't stepped up though.

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